14 days in Sicily Itinerary

14 days in Sicily Itinerary

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14 days in Sicily Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Palermo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Castellammare del Golfo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Catania
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Duomo di Cefalu (in Cefalu). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, view the masterpieces at Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palermo online trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Palermo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata del Romitello, Museo dell'Acciuga, Duomo di Cefalu, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

2
nights
Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo ©
Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Nobiles Officinae and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Castellammare del Golfo trip planner .

You can drive from Palermo to Castellammare del Golfo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Castellammare del Golfo can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Nobiles Officinae, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta

2
nights
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Etnoantropologico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, then see the interesting displays at Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Oliva.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Agrigento trip planner .

Getting from Castellammare del Golfo to Agrigento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in December, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museo Etnoantropologico, Chiesa di San Francesco, Chiesa di Santa Oliva, Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Collezione La Gaipa ©
Collezione La Gaipa

4
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Syracuse (Duomo di Siracusa, Ortigia, & more), Gli Aromi Sicily (in Scicli) and Linguaglossa (Etna Donkey Trekking & Gambino Vini). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere, stroll through Isola Bella, and don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Catania road trip planner .

Drive from Agrigento to Catania in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Agrigento in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in Catania. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Linguaglossa, Macalube Slang Lasermaxx Catania, Gli Aromi Sicily
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

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